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We may add a reason why it is not fit to affect earthly things , but those alone
which are above ; and that twofold , One taken from the vanity of these things ; for
earthly things , as Parisiensis has well remarked , cannot impart satisfaction to
There are two reasons which strengthen this consequence . The first derived from
the love of all the faithful to the Head and Saviour Christ Jesus . It is a common
saying , The mind is where it loves , not where its actual scat is : and that saying ...
There is no reason why we should fear the hosts of our spiritual enemies , the
devil , the world , and the flesh ; because Christ our Saviour is more powerful
than all these , inasmuch as he is exalted at the right hand of God , far above all ...
... reason of this consequence , Ye ought not to seek , or set your affections on
earthly things , because ye are dead : Which is most forcible on many accounts .
First , it prevails from the removal of the cause to the removal of the effect . For the
Secondly , when the Apostle reasons , Ye are dead , therefore ye ought to savour
earthly things , an argument is deduced by a simile . For as bodily death severs
men from all commerce with earthly things , so this spiritual mortification ought to
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